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April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 8, 2019

HOME: A Performance Project by The Open Program

HOME offers regular rehearsals at different locations, open to everybody at all times. You can join the project from the beginning, or even at the last moment. A team of professional artists from different parts of the world will help you develop your story or poem, discover with you how to work on speech, vibration, rhythm and meaning, or assist you in creating a song or an acting fragment, a dramatic piece based on what you think and feel is meaningful for you and your people, and rehearse with you on what you created.
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April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 23, 2019

De Sangre y Azucar: Afro-Caribbean Rhythms Drumming Classes

These introductory classes seek to highlight the different musical rhythms of the Caribbean. Some of the styles taught will be Rumba (Cuba), Bomba (PR), musical forms from DR/Haiti, and Afro-Panamanian styles!
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April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Our Bodies’ Wisdom: Trauma-Informed Self Massage and Self Care

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In this two hour workshop, we will have an overview of trauma and the role of massage therapy in addressing it. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice the proper techniques for self-massage along with the benefits massage can have on the body after trauma. Some of these techniques include acupressure, hand and feet reflexology and guided breathing meditation.
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April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 29, 2019

Lessons From the Movement to End Slavery

The ideas and politics of the movement to end slavery can teach us valuable lessons for today’s struggles. This course aims prepare participants for deeper study of W.E.B. Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction in America.
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April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, repeating until June 13, 2019

Arabic Language for Social Movements (True Beginner)

Thursdays, March 7th - June 13th, 2019 5:30-8:30PM (3hrs/week; 45 hrs.) The Center for Language Justice and the People’s Forum are offering beginner-level courses to folks who have little to no prior knowledge of Arabic.
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April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

RAIZ UP: Honoring the legacy of Nipsey Hussle

For this edition of RAIZ UP, let’s honor the legacy of Nipsey Hussle, and the commitment of building our communities from within, promoting values and principles that uplift us to build people power, defy systems of oppression and build alternatives.
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April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, repeating until April 25, 2019

Dance For The People

Come dance at The People's Forum! Together, we’ll study and embody the social and political significance of dance. Every week, we’ll build strength and skill, explore our creative impulses and learn new choreography.
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April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday, repeating until May 24, 2019

Marx’s Capital, volume one (1)

Seminar of the NYC Marxist Studies Collective at the People's Forum conducted by Russell Dale. This course will be a careful reading of the first third of Marx's great economic analysis and critique of capitalism, Capital, volume one. This will be the first of three consecutive courses (Spring, Summer, Fall 2019) in which we will carefully read and discuss the entire work.
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April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Screening: Tout Va Bien

Godard and Gorin’s film, unpopular and hardly viewed when released, emerges nearly 50 years later as a film with increasing relevance to the days as lived during this late capitalist period. One can see many of the participants in this film wearing gilets jaunes if the film were being shot today.
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April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Book Launch: Being and Insurrection

Join us, along with writer/philosopher A. Shahid Stoverand professor LaRose T. Parris for an engaging and critical dialogue about Being and Insurrection, a work of existential liberation theory rooted in lived Black experience.
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April 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 4, 2019

Capital in Crisis: 2008 to 2020 and Beyond

A review of the 2008 capitalist crisis with a reading and discussion of David McNally’s Global Slump and other works.
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April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until May 11, 2019

What does it Mean to be Left?

This course will discuss what it means to be Left, both in the past and in the present and will posit some thoughts for a new left formation adequate to the demands of the contemporary world.
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